Psychological Safety: Unlocking Your Team’s Full Capabilities
Create a safe environment for speaking up, taking risks, and unleashing your team's full potential.

Course Information

Course Dates: September 12, 2024

Registration Deadline: September 9, 2024

Format: Live Virtual

Times: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $450

Psychological safety is recognized as a key differentiator in successful team performance and a foundational component for openness, creativity, and risk-taking. In this two-hour program, we will first briefly review the research to establish credibility. Following the introduction, the program moves to an exercise where participants experience the presence and absence of a psychologically safe environment.

Following awareness and experience, we discuss how to create psychological safety and enable high performance. The activity will offer lessons that participants can immediately apply to subsequent sessions, daily work, and even personal relationships.

Find out why leading Fortune 500 companies have partnered with USC Marshall Executive Education to make Psychological Safety a professional development requirement for their senior-level leaders. Learn to implement the same environments as these Fortune 500 companies and develop more creative, inclusive, and resilient teams and organizations.

Key Takeaways:

  • Establish credibility for psychological safety
  • Understand perception vs intent
  • Have moral courage
  • Facilitate everyone speaking up safely
  • Create space for new ideas
  • Make an intentional effort to promote open dialogue
  • Establish norms for handling failures


For more, check out our Humanistic Leadership Series page.

Who Should Attend

Anyone who has responsibility for or aspires to lead people and teams. The content is appropriate for chief executives as well as early-career managers. The techniques and practices apply to any leader who wants the best from their people and accurate information to make informed decisions.

Digital Badge and Certificate

An important aspect of our programs is the ability to share your accomplishment with important stakeholders. Upon completing Psychological Saftety, you will earn a digital badge recognizing your new proficiency. Share and showcase your achievements by posting your digital badge to online resumes and social networks such as LinkedIn.
2 hours, 1 session
Additional Dates
To Be Announced
Every reasonable effort will be made to ensure this course runs as described on this webpage. Please note that course dates and professors are subject to change. You will be notified by email in advance if there is a date or professor change. Additionally, this course requires a minimum number of registrants to take place. You will be notified by email if the course does not meet this minimum.

Foster the confidence to lead in this challenging business world with artificial intelligence and machine learning increasingly displacing workers. AI technology delivers best when it serves human needs while teamwork delivers success when it is innovative, mindful, and curious. The Humanistic Leadership collection of courses give you the insights, tools, skills and passion to get your teams and business thriving.

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Teaching Methods

Live, Online: This one 2-hour live program is delivered online, and this format allows for spontaneous questions and answers for immediate clarification.

Program Faculty

Ken Perlman

Adjunct Professor of Management and Organization

Ken Perlman is a consultant, facilitator and presenter with 25 years’ experience consulting to executives and teams at Fortune 500 companies. Ken has built his expertise in leadership, change, program management, culture, organization design, communication, innovation, business process improvement and technology adoption. His clients include Levi Strauss & Co., Warner Bros., Kaiser Permanente, NetApp, Coty, Nordstrom, Southern California Edison, and Nestlé. Bringing in his experience implementing large IT systems like SAP, and with process improvement methodologies like Lean Six Sigma, Ken recognizes that leadership is the greatest single differentiator between high-performing organizations and those that that struggle. Ken earned his M.B.A. from USC and his B.A. from Claremont McKenna College, where he served as research assistant at the Kravis Leadership Institute.